Posted: Mon 4:41 PM, Sep 09, 2013
Funeral Home: McCauley Funeral Home
February 25, 1948 – September 5, 2013
William "Bill" Morgan, 65, of Franklin, Texas, went to be with his Heavenly Father on September 5, 2013.
Visitation for Bill will be from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2013, at McCauley Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, September 9, 2013 at Henry Prairie Baptist Church in Franklin, with Brother Jimmy Sanders officiating. There will be a short graveside service, following, at the church cemetery. The family will gather and welcome friends at the church fellowship hall following the ceremony.
Bill was born on February 25, 1948 in Franklin, Texas to James Franklin and Lois Mae (Vann) Morgan. His dad moved the family to the Kurten area when Bill was young and the first six years of his education were spent at the old Kurten School. Bill attended Stephen F. Austin during high school, in Bryan.
Bill grew up learning work ethic and the value of a dollar at a very early age while working alongside his father milking cows. By the time he was 12 years old, Bill was milking cows on his own for Mr. Shaw in the Kurten Community. At the age of 16 years, Bill went to work for Frank Seale Electric, in Bryan. Around the time he was 20 years old, he was working as a paint foreman at the O&M Building at Texas A&M University. By his mid-twenties, Bill had taken up carpentry and become a master carpenter. For the next thirty years, Bill worked in and around the Brazos Valley area building houses. Due to health issues, Bill retired at the age of 57 years. During his free time, Bill loved to hunt and fish. His camp house was always buzzing with family and friends during deer season and a trip to the Brazos River was always an exciting fishing adventure.
Bill was definitely known as a stern man, but he had a heart of gold for his family. Before he left this world to be with his Lord, he made sure that everyone in his family knew they were dearly loved.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, James F. and Lois Mae (Vann) Morgan, of Franklin; his sisters, Jerusha Mae Morgan, of Franklin and Jimmie Pauline Snapp, of Bronte; nephews, Jerry Campise and Randy Campise, of Houston and step-nephew, Joe Daggett, of Fort Stockton.
Bill is survived by his only son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Margaret (Rizzo) Morgan, of Franklin; grandson and wife, James and Krista Morgan, of Normangee; grandson, Lane Morgan, of Franklin; step-grandson, Lucas Rizzo, of Franklin; great-grandson, Brantley Morgan, of Normangee; sister, Janace LeFevre, of Franklin; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Frances Morgan, of Franklin; numerous nieces and nephews and great- nieces and great-nephews, including his favorite sidekick and great-niece, Nichole Hickman "Toots", of Franklin.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at College Station Medical Center, Brazos Valley Hospice, especially Casey and Robin, and to private caregiver, Christine Holliday, for all the care they each provided. The family would also like to thank all the friends who were able to come and visit with Bill during the last few weeks and to those who were not able to visit but sent so many loving prayers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made to either Hospice Brazos Valley or to the American Cancer Society . Friends and family are also welcome to bring a dish to the fellowship hall after the funeral so that everyone can celebrate Bill's life and share memories.
An online guest book can be signed and condolences can be made, via internet, by going to the McCauley Funeral Home website at www.mccauleyfh.com.